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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Nahant Zoning By-laws was rewritten by the Planning Board, and adopted by Town Meeting on April 30, 1990. The first notice of the public hearing on the revised by-law was published on March 5, 1990.

The revised by-law became effective at the time of town meeting vote on April 30; some portions relating to nonconforming structures were effectively retroactive to March 5. The Attorney General approved the revised by-law on August 13, 1990.

Petition Forms, Zoning Maps and other materials are available for download below. Please carefully review this information before filing your request to avoid delays in the process.

2010 Zoning Maps

These maps are intended to facilitate the determination of the proper Zoning District to be employed when applying the Nahant Zoning By-Law it is not intended for any other purpose.  The graphic is created from a subset of data from the Nahant Geographic Information System (GIS) database.  The Town of Nahant makes no claims, no representations, and no warranties, express or implied, concerning the validity, the reliability or accuracy of the GIS data and GIS data products furnished by the Town, including the implied validity of any uses of such data.

The information does not represent an instrumented ground field survey for boundary line determination, may not be the most up to date and is subject to change without notice.  No liability is assumed for the accuracy of the information.  Unauthorized attempts to modify the information or use the information for other than its intended purposes are prohibited. These are not the Official Zoning Maps for the Town of Nahant, only a digital representations. For the Official Map, contact the Town Clerk.

Petition Forms and Other Important Documents

The documents below were prepared by the Planning Board during September of 1990, and revised in October 1991. While we believe it is accurate, this summary does not modify the applicable law, and the landowner is responsible for complying with all regulations.